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- Place the fabric strip on the table, right side up.
- Fold the fabric strip in half, wrong side out and press well.
- Sew along the raw edges, using the seam allowance needed (for example, if you want a 1/4″ tube you need to sew 1/4″ away from the fold). Just make sure your straw will fit through that tube. If it doesn’t than you may want to wait a bit until I show you the method I use for making spaghetti straps which works for any super tiny tubes.
- Sew one end of the strip perpendicular to the above seam (so the tube is now closed on one end).
- Trim both seams as much as you can, going as close to the seam as possible without clipping through the seam (about 1/16″ away from the seam).
- Grab the open end of the tube with one hand and a hard straw with the other.
- Push the straw through the tube until it meets the sewn end.
- Get the bamboo skewer and, using the blunt end, start pushing the sewn end inside the straw.
- Push until the skewer goes out though the other side of the straw.
- Grab this end with the opposite hand and the straw with the other hand then pull the skewer out, this way pulling the tube out, right side out.
- Gran the tube from the sewn end and let the skewer slide out.
- Smooth out the seam then press well.
- And done! It all took you less than two minutes!
If you have other methods you like for turning a tube of fabric right side out I’d love to know so please leave a comment below. Thanks!
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